Roger Federer defeated Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (4) Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final in pursuit of his record-tying fifth title in the desert.
Federer will play Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss title match after Wawrinka eased past Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3.
Federer's last Indian Wells title came in 2012. He owns a 19-3 edge over Wawrinka, including 14-0 on hard courts, and has won their last three meetings, including in the Australian Open semifinals in January.
Despite playing on home soil, Sock was the underdog against Federer, who received loud cheers throughout the match.
Federer raced through the first set in 21 minutes,...